They played the US for a fool with First Nation Trade Status negotiations and in less than 3 decades will go from one of the world’s smallest per captia economies to the world’s largest economy by doing so.
You should spend some time reading up on Chinese Philosphy, Strategy, and Tactics.
What retarded their post WWII development had nothing to do with short therm thinking it had everything to do with communism.
Once they started rolling back some of the major restrictions imposed by Mao the economy lit up like a house fire.
They are less than a decade away now from becoming the world’s largest economy and manufacturer.
This will fund their ability to become the world’s largest and most poerful superpower as the century rolls on.
Once they reach that point, the dominance of the USD will be over and our economy is going to crater as foreign invest ment craters due to a lack of faith in our fiat currency.